Book Clubs and Roundtables

Earth Friends Book Club.jpg

Earth Friends Book Club 
Meets monthly to discuss environmental topics.  With input from the local Sierra Club, presenters are recruited, and sometimes books are selected well in advance thru Interlibrary Loan at a cost of only $2.00 each.  To reserve a spot, see details under the Events Calendar tab and call the front desk at 641-472-6551 ext. 2.  

History Image.jpgHistory Roundtable

Meets on third Thursdays, when attendees share their latest page turners.  To reserve a spot, please call 641-472-6551 ext. 2.  Whether your interest is in local, national, or international history, this is the place to chronicle the days of yore!

poetry_club.pngPoetry Club

Join library staff members Alecs Mickunas and Sean Charleston on the last Thursday of every month from 4:30-6:00 PM.  Participants are encouraged to bring a poem they would like to read and discuss together. The poem you select may be one by a favorite poet or a poem you have written yourself. This event is for all ages and open to the general public.

Wednesday Matinee Book Club.jpg

Wednesday Matinee Book Club 

Meets on first Wednesdays to discuss thought-provoking fiction.  The books are chosen and borrowed well in advance thru interlibrary loan service at a cost of only $2.00 each.  To reserve a spot, see details under the Events Calendar tab and call the front desk at 641-472-6551 ext. 2.  

 

Foreign Affairs Logo.jpg

Foreign Affairs Roundtable 

Meets on fourth Thursdays, when attendees discuss an article selected from the latest issue of Foreign Affairs magazine.  Group size is limited to 10, to ensure everyone can be heard.  To reserve a spot, please call 641-472-6551 ext. 2.  A free copy of the article will be provided, to be read in advance of the meeting.

low_vision_s_g.jpg

Low Vision Support Group

The library's Low Vision Support Group is designed to benefit area residents who live with macular degeneration, glaucoma, and other types of visual impairment. On fourth Tuesdays, attendees either share something they've read - or listen to others who share - and enjoy a discussion facilitated by John Beghtol (Iowa’s 1971 Teacher of the Year).